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Wild Select Minnesota Native Jack Sadek For Final Pick of the 2015 NHL Draft

The Lakeville North stand-out will play for the University of Minnesota

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Jack Sadek was a part of the Lakeville North squad that captured a state championship and finished a perfect unbeaten season in Class 2A. Listed at 6'3" 187 pounds, he is likely to help the Gophers round out their defense on a solid D-1 NCAA hockey program. He was able to tally 25 points (5g, 20a) in 25 games this past season. He was ranked the 79th best North American Skater by NHL's Central Scouting and #85 by ISS Hockey. Sadek was one of three Minnesota Mr. Hockey finalists along with LVN's Nick and Jack Poehling

Sadek is an offensive-minded defenseman hidden in the Minnesota High School circuit. He loves to jump up in the rush and be an option on odd man rushes. His great straight line speed also allows him to activate on the rush. He handles the puck well and skates with his head up, evaluating his options all the way up ice. He distributes the puck with crisp, timely passes and sound decision making. Once settled in the offensive zone, his best weapon is his big time shot. He has a ton of power behind his slapshot from the point and gets it towards the net, not always on net, but usually in an area where his forwards can scoop it up and get a scoring opportunity. Defensively, he utilizes his skating ability to maintain solid positioning and keep up with those water bug type forwards. He possesses a good long reach and active stick to knock pucks out of danger and away from his net. He has the frame to add much more strength and will likely see more of a physical game develop during his time at the University of Minnesota and as he moves up levels, adding more mass to his slender build. He just plays the game within himself and does not try to be too flashy or do things that he is not sure he can. - Future Considerations